I bet most of you are busily engaged in fun summertime activities. It has been beautiful most days here in Oklahoma City, and I’m loving it! Hope you’ve had the chance to make it out to some of the incredible farmers’ markets our area has to offer. There are such great deals to be had on quality, fresh and healthy foods, including fruits, vegetables, breads, meats, eggs, honey, herbs and much more, all while supporting local farmers!
Speaking of farmers, one of the themes of our July issue is Farmers Rooted in Health. Our feature article, titled Organic Farmers: Growing America’s Health Restoring the Nutritional Value of Crops, focuses on farmers as field health scientists. Healthy soils deliver nutrient-dense, better-tasting and safe foods that help prevent disease. Connect with local farmers known for sustainable practices, organic and heirloom produce, seeds that survive climate changes and holistic pasture/stock stewardship.
Our other theme this month is Anti-Inflammatory Diet, which is something I definitely try to follow as best as I can. Our Conscious Eating section is all about anti-inflammatory foods. It turns out that integrative doctors like green leafy veggies, beets, sea buckthorn berry juice, ginger, green tea, coconut oil, tomatoes, bok choy, wild salmon, black cod and walnuts. Also check out our health brief from Naturopathic Doctor Randy Lee, owner of The Health Patch, to learn all about supplements that aid an anti-inflammatory diet.
Hope you have a joyful July, full of festivities!